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Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Dave Hopkins: No, the Democratic nomination fight wasn’t a close call ...

2. ... while Seth Masket at Pacific Standard argues that the Democratic Party appears to be a healthy one.

3. Erica Marat at the Monkey Cage on the violence that was missing from the protests in Kazakhstan.

4. Jim Rutenberg on Donald Trump and the media. Remember: One of the reasons that saturation coverage worked for Trump in the nomination fight is that voters in primaries have nothing to anchor them to one candidate or another -- and that they probably know little or nothing about most candidates. Neither will be true in the general election, even if Trump does manage to dominate the news media.

5. Paul Waldman at the Plum Line on Trump versus the Republicans.

6. Kevin Drum is still waiting on Trump to deliver on some of his more dubious commitments.

7. Don’t miss a history of polling -- and where it leaves us now -- from Mark Blumenthal.

8. My Bloomberg View colleague Paula Dwyer interviews Jacob Hacker about Hillary Clinton's policy agenda.

9. And Eric Ostermeier notes the possibility of two Senator Dan Sullivans from Alaska and looks into the history of same-state, same-name legislators.

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